Sudbury Catholic District School Board
 Safe and Accepting Schools

Mental Health and Well-Being

Program Description

Mental Health and Well-Being at Sudbury Catholic Schools

At Sudbury Catholic Schools, we are committed to building a community that nurtures a healthy mind, body, and spirit. This includes supporting the mental health and well-being needs of our students. It is estimated that 1 in 5 students in Canada are challenged with a mental health problem that impacts their daily functioning, including academic success. Schools provide an optimal setting where positive mental health can be promoted, mental health concerns can be identified, and pathways to support can be bridged.

In response to Ontario’s Open Minds. Healthy Minds, a comprehensive mental health and addictions initiative, a Mental Health Lead position was created at SCDSB to guide the development and implementation of a mental health strategy to focus efforts on supporting the mental health and well-being of students. A Mental Health and Well-Being Leadership Team, comprised of parent, student, and board and school staff, provides guidance to the overall strategic direction of the board.

The 2017-2020 SCDSB Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy focuses on enhancing student well-being and success. Over the next three years, seven key priorities will be addressed in an effort to build a community that realizes each student’s potential within our inclusive Catholic learning community by nurturing and developing their mind, body and spirit.

For Families

A child can experience mental illness, while also experiencing mental well-being all at the same time. This means that a child can flourish even with a mental health diagnosis! Many mental health problems are long-standing or have the ability to relapse at a later time. Early intervention and ongoing support is key!

Where can I get help?

  1. Parents are encouraged to contact their school directly, should they have any concerns about the health and well-being of their child. Our school staff, including School Social Workers, School Child and Youth Workers, Chaplains, Principals and Vice-Principals, are available to support our students
  2. Contact your family doctor
  3. Contact Compass, 1-800-815-7126

For emergencies, please contact the Children’s Mobile Crisis Program at 705-675-4760 or 1-877-841-1101.

Or Visit MindSPACE

SUDBURY
Date: MONDAY – FRIDAY
Time: 12:30 – 8:00 PM
(last session offered at 6:30 pm)
Place: 65 EVERGREEN ST.

ESPANOLA
Date: WEDNESDAY
Time: 10:30 – 6:00 PM
(last session offered at 4:30 pm)
Place 407 CENTRE ST.

Contact Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 or visit KidsHelpPhone.ca

Family Resources

Crisis Intervention 24-hour free hotline and daily face-to-face Crisis support for all ages. Mobile team available Monday-Friday for community visits.
705-675-4760 | 127 Cedar Street

Children’s Community Network Connection with Children’s mental health services in Sudbury/Manitoulin. 705-566-3416

Violence, Intervention and Prevention Support for those who have experienced sexual violence. 705-675-4743

ABCs of Mental Health

Information and ideas for promoting and supporting the mental health of children and adolescents.

Anxiety BC

Practical tools and strategies to manage child and adolescent anxiety.

eMental Health

Search for mental health services in your area and helpful mental health information.

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Mental Health information and guidance on navigating the mental health system.

Open Minds, Healthy Minds: Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

Student Resources 

Crisis Intervention 24 hour free hotline and daily face-to-face crisis support for all ages. Mobile team available Monday-Friday for community visits. 705-675-4760 | 127 Cedar Street

Children’s Community Network Connection with Children’s mental health services in Sudbury/Manitoulin. 705-566-3416

Foyer Notre Dame Emergency shelter for youth. 705-675-6422

Kids Help Phone Kids and teens can call if they need to talk to a trained counsellor. 1-800-668-6868

MindSPACE – Compass Walk-in counseling service for children and youth. Monday – Friday from 12:30 pm-8:00 pm. 705-525-1008 | 65 Evergreen.

Sudbury Action Centre for Youth [SACY] Youth support in Sudbury
705-673-4396 | 105 Elm. St.

Violence, Intervention and Prevention Support for people who have experienced sexual violence. 705-675-4743

Kids Help Phone

Online information and support for kids and teens.

Always There: Kids Help Phone App

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Information about mental health and ways to help.

Healthy Minds

Track how you feel and how it affects your day.

Mind Your Mind

Information, tools, and games to help manage mental health.

Reaching Out. Mental Health Game

Stop, Breathe, and Think –Mindfulness practice

Teen Mental Health

Learn about mental health with information and videos.

Youthline

Peer support for the LGBTQ community.

Mental Health Strategy

2017-2020 Mental Health Strategy

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